As part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) guides and informs the public, religious and community groups, diaspora, embassies, non-profits, corporations, and governmental organizations about the most effective ways to support international disaster relief and donations outreach.
Our front-end designer has been providing webmaster development services in concert with AISN hosting since May 2012. Throughout this period, we have redesigned their sites and created new functionality as their organization gains more awareness during international disasters as the primary source of public relief information.
The original CIDI.org website was desktop-based, contained outdated content and was difficult to administer through Joomla and third party tools. Additionally, the site had crashed numerous times during disaster responses, spurring USAID to look for a new web vendor.
The most recent CIDI.org redesign was a customized, responsive website built on WordPress with advanced form processing, custom content types and PHP, and administrator training. Throughout the process, we collaborated on repositioning the agency through a brand and messaging audit, testing through the OFDA parent agency experts, analytics assessment and social media collaboration. We taught their webmaster the new standards to maintain the site daily.